Leading Cyber Startup Cymulate Competes in 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards

"...Rather than rely on lengthy and manual penetration exercises that, by their nature, can only occur periodically, the organization can use automated means to frequently assess the efficacy of their myriad security controls against the newest threats.” Gartner 2018 Cool Vendor

Organizations worldwide are continually under attack by hackers and cyber criminals, leaving their most sensitive assets – be it IP, data or cash – and reputation at stake.

Security testing is a challenging enough task for enterprises that many professionals don’t even attempt to learn, yet most compliance standards require companies to perform security testing on a regular basis.

Moreover, traditional methods such as vulnerability scans and penetration tests do not present the full picture; especially when it comes to sophisticated, multi-vector attacks.


Gain a clear picture of your vulnerabilities from every point of exposure and learn what will really happen when you are attacked.
Gain a clear picture of your vulnerabilities from every point of exposure and learn what will really happen when you are attacked.

Cymulate, a new competitor in the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, empowers organizations to assess their overall security posture and validate their cyber defenses continuously and comprehensively by remote testing their entire infrastructure with an SaaS-based, on-demand Breach & Attack Simulation (BAS) Platform.

Their unique platform utilizes Cymulate’s proprietary technology to launch simulations of multi-vector cyberattacks from an attacker’s perspective against the customer’s own organization, ensuring security measures and controls are working as expected while immediately reporting on critical vulnerabilities.

This allows organizations to mitigate before an actual attacker has a chance to exploit weaknesses.

(Organizations now have the power to verify their security posture and controls on-demand through a unique breach and attack simulation platform. Courtesy of Cymulate and YouTube.)

In less than three years, Cymulate has successfully launched its technology in North America, Europe and Asia, serving dozens of organizations across all verticals, with the highest risk sectors of finance and healthcare dominating.

Customer retention is exceptionally high, with the vast majority of Cymulate’s customers renewing their licenses.

Cymulate tripled its revenue growth and customer base in 2018.

Customer feedback is extremely positive, stressing the value of getting results within exceptionally short timescales, ease of use for security teams, comprehensive reports for both technical and C-Suite execs alongside comprehensive evaluation of security controls

Cymulate Key benefits include:

Cymulate is a most comprehensive BAS platform, validating an organization’s security posture at pre-exploitation, exploitation and post-exploitation stages of an attack, offering the largest range of attack vectors in the industry to cover the full attack chain.

Providing immediate results, Cymulate’s platform is the easiest to deploy, allowing companies to perform assessments within minutes

Other BAS solutions require a central server to manage agents and update them with new vulnerabilities, adding further complexity and resources for in-house management.

With agents deployed at specific locations within the infrastructure that an organization wants to monitor, gaps in the network will remain unassessed and leave the organization vulnerable unless significant time, costs and resources are applied to ensure complete coverage.

Being agentless requires no additional implementation, hardware and associated costs.

Cymulate’s platform enables organizations to test their security posture anytime, anywhere, providing an advanced, fully-automated solution for customers to perform complex procedures on their own without the use of third parties.

Cymulate’s simulated attacks replicate real cyberattacks such as ransomware/malware.

Testing is done in a controlled manner without impacting the organization’s infrastructure, and the simulations won’t interfere with business operations.

(Learn More and see the new Cymulate dashboard. Courtesy of Cymulate and YouTube.)

Cymulate and is one of only two BAS platforms to provide organizations with the current security posture specifically for the email vector.

Fully Automated and diversified assessment, allowing to test thousands of malicious emails immediately and generate report with all the vulnerabilities and mitigation process according to the level of the risk.

Notable achievements since launch:

  • Gartner 2018 Cool Vendor
  • Cybersecurity Excellence Awards 2018 – winner, best cybersecurity startup
  • Cybersecurity Excellence Awards 2018 – winner, security automation
  • Infosecurity Products Guide 2018 – gold, breach and attack
  • Infosecurity product guide 2019 – breach and attack
  • Cybersecurity Excellence Award 2019, silver, product
  • Cyber Defence Magazine Award 2019 – winner, breach and attack

(Learn More. Courtesy of Cymulate and YouTube.)

Cymulate Competes in 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program

As a 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program Competitor, Cymulate will be competing against the industry’s leading providers of Innovative Breach & Attack Simulation (BAS) Solutions.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards at https://americansecuritytoday.com/ast-awards/.


Comprehensive List of Categories Include:

Access Control/ Identification Personal/Protective Equipment Law Enforcement Counter Terrorism
Perimeter Barrier/ Deterrent System Interagency Interdiction Operation Cloud Computing/Storage Solution
Facial/IRIS Recognition Body Worn Video Product Cyber Security
Video Surveillance/VMS Mobile Technology Anti-Malware
Audio Analytics Disaster Preparedness ID Management
Thermal/Infrared Camera Mass Notification System Fire & Safety
Metal/Weapon Detection Rescue Operations Critical Infrastructure
License Plate Recognition Detection Products And Many Others!

Don’t see a Direct Hit for your Product, Agency or Organization?

Submit your category recommendation for consideration to Michael Madsen, AST Publisher at: mmadsen@americansecuritytoday.com.

Good luck to Cymulate on becoming a Winner of the 2019 American Security Today’s Homeland Security Awards Program!

2018 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East
2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East

The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is specifically designed to honor distinguished government and vendor solutions that deliver enhanced value, benefit and intelligence to end users in a variety of government, homeland security and public safety vertical markets.

William "Bill" Bratton, former police commissioner of the New York Police Department (NYPD), the Boston Police Department (BPD) and former chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), will speak at the 2019 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East 2019, on Wednesday, November 20th, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center (Courtesy of Teneo Risk)
Bill Bratton, former police commissioner of the New York Police Department (NYPD), the Boston Police Department (BPD) and former chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), will speak at the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East 2019, on Wednesday, November 20th, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center (Courtesy of Teneo Risk)

The 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program drew an overwhelming response from industry leaders with a record high number of corporate and government nominations received, as well as record breaking ‘ASTORS’ Presentation Luncheon Attendees, with top firms trying to register for the exclusive high – end luncheon and networking opportunity – right up to the event kickoff on Wednesday afternoon, at the ISC East registration!

Over 130 distinguished guests representing National, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Firms, gathered from across North America, Europe and the Middle East to be honored among their peers in their respective fields which included:


  • The Department of Homeland Security
  • The Federal Protective Service (FPS)
  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • The Department of Homeland Security
  • The Department of Justice
  • The Security Exchange Commission Office of Personnel Management
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Viasat, Hanwha Techwin, Lenel, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, Verint, Canon U.S.A., BriefCam, Pivot3, Milestone Systems, Allied Universal, Ameristar Perimeter Security and More!

The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program highlighting the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions coming onto the market today, to ensure our readers have the information they need to stay ahead of the competition, and keep our Nation safe – one facility, street, and city at a time.

The 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program was Proudly Sponsored by ATI SystemsAttivo NetworksAutomatic SystemsDesktop Alertand Royal Holdings Technologies.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland SecurityAwards at https://americansecuritytoday.com/ast-awards/.

2018 Champions Edition

See the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Champions Edition – ‘Best Products of 2018 ‘ Year in Review’ for in-depth coverage of the outstanding products and services of firms receiving American Security Today’s 2018‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards.’


Enter Early to Maximize Media Coverage of your Products and Services at Kickoff, and Get the Recognition Your Organization Deserves!

And be sure to Register Early for the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon at ISC East 2019 to ensure your place at this limited- space event!

2018 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East
2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East

Why the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program?

American Security Today’s comprehensive Annual Homeland Security Awards Program is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of physical, IT, port security, law enforcement, and first responders, in acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’

Why American Security Today?

American Security Today is uniquely focused on the broader Homeland Security & Public Safety marketplace with over 70,000 readers at the Federal, State and local levels of government as well as firms allied to government.

The old traditional security marketplace has been covered by a host of security publications that have changed little over many years.

American Security Today brings forward a fresh compelling look and read with our customized digital publications that provides our readers with solutions to their challenges.

Our Editorial staff provides a full plate of topics for our AST monthly digital editions, AST Website and AST Daily News Alerts.

The editorial calendar and AST’s high drawing website features 23 different Technology and Marketing Sectors such as Access Control, Perimeter Protection, Video Surveillance/Analytics, Airport Security, Border Security, CBRNE Detection, Border Security, Ports, Cybersecurity, Networking Security, Encryption, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Campus Security, Security Services, Corporate Facilities and Emergency Response among others.

These sectors are part of the new integration, where these major applications communicate with one another in a variety of solutions to protect our cities and critical infrastructure.

AST has Expanded readership into vital Critical Infrastructure audiences such as Protection of Nuclear Facilities, Water Plants & Dams, Bridges & Tunnels, and other Potential targets of terrorism.

Other areas of concern include Transportation Hubs, Public Assemblies, Government Facilities, Sporting & Concert Stadiums, our Nation’s Schools & Universities, and Commercial Business Destinations – enticing targets for extremist or lone wolf attacks due to the large number of persons and resources clustered together.

Cymulate helps companies to stay one step ahead of cyber attackers with a unique breach and attack simulation platform that empowers organizations with complex security solutions to safeguard their business-critical assets.


By mimicking the myriad of strategies hackers deploy, the system allows businesses to assess their true preparedness to handle cyber security threats effectively.

For more information, visit www.cymulate.com and register for a Free Trial.